CBS Orders Drama Pilot From Nick Santora, Justin Lin, Alex Kurtzman & Bob Orci

By | Tuesday February 4, 2014 @ 7:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

JustinLinsantoraCBS has given a pilot order to Scorpion, a drama from Nick Santora, Justin Lin, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. The project, which had a put pilot commitment, was written by Breakout Kings co-creator Santora and will be directed by Fast & Furious’ Lin, with CBS TV Studios producing. It centers on an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Read More »

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CW Developing Military Drama With Nick Santora & Gary Fleder

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 4:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The CW brass appear focused on finding an Army drama to add to its lineup. Following last year’s pilot Company Town, the network is staying … Read More »

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Nick Santora Signs Deal With CBS Studios

By | Friday May 18, 2012 @ 1:40pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Breakout Kings co-creator Nick Santora has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, he will join the studio’s new CBS drama series Vegas starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis as co-executive producer and will develop new projects. The deal reunites Santora with CBS Studios president David Stapf. As a writer-producer on the CBS drama The Guardian Santora worked with Stapf, then head of current programming at CBS.

Santora did stints on The Guardian, The Sopranos and Law & Order before joining Fox’s Prison Break right after the pilot. He worked on the Fox drama for its entire four-year run, rising to co-executive producer and landing an overall deal with the series’ producer, 20th Century Fox TV. Santora and Prison Break executive producer Matt Olmstead went on to create Breakout Kings, originally for Fox. The project migrated to A&E where it was picked up to series and ran for two years via 20th TV’s Fox21 until the network’s decision yesterday not to proceed with Season 3. Both Santora and Olmstead have already lined up their next gigs — Santora is off to CBS Studios and Vegas, Olmstead recently signed on as showrunner on the new NBC/Dick Wolf drama series Chicago Fire. Read More »

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Nick Santora Drama About Family Of Robbers Lands At Fox With Penalty

By | Thursday September 22, 2011 @ 7:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In a competitive situation, Fox has bought The Raiding Party, a drama project from Breakout Kings creator Nick Santora. The project hails from DreamWorks TV, Sony Pictures TV and Santora’s Blackjack Films banner and stems from the premium blind … Read More »

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TCA: AMC’ ‘The Killing’, A&E’s ‘Breakout Kings’ Get Premiere Dates

Nellie Andreeva

At TCA this morning, AMC and A&E announced premiere dates for their upcoming new original scripted series.

AMC’s The Killing, a crime thriller from writer/executive producer/showrunner Veena Sud, which is based on the successful Danish series Forbrydelsen, will debut on April 3 in the Sunday 10 PM time slot. Mireille … Read More »

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Exclusive Teaser: A&E’s ‘Breakout Kings’

Nellie Andreeva

Below is the first teaser for the new A&E drama series Breakout Kings, premiering during the season finale of The Glades this Sunday. Breakout Kings was passed over by fox and then beat the odds and found a second life on A&E, which picked it up with a 13-episode order. … Read More »

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